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  • South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers expert predictions for Thursday’s Round 9 NRL game
  • Kick off is at 7:50 PM at Accor Stadium
  • South defence is the core of their leage-worst record.
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Nathan Cleary, Penrith Panthers, South Sydney
Penrith to add more misery to Souths' season. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers, Round 9 2024 - Expert Prediction


The Penrith Panthers are going to add more misery to the South debacle, running up another big score on the Bunnies winning this Thursday Night Footy match and covering the hefty 15.5 point margin. 
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers, Round 9 2024 - Expert Prediction
  • Head to Head 
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List 
  • Penrith Panthers Form Analysis & Betting Trends
  • Penrith Panthers Team News
  • Penrith Panthers Team List
  • South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 9 FAQ’s

The Rabbitohs are the worst defensive team in the comp, which is why they are at the bottom of the ladder with just one win this season. With Nathan Cleary back at the helm and having a game in his legs we will see the Panthers back to their best and will put on a clinic against Souths and run up another 30+ score on the Bunnies.

Brian To’o was a beast against the Cowboys last week and has an incredible record at Accor Stadium so look out for the Panthers winger against this soft Rabbitohs defence.

  • Three of the past 4 Rabbitohs losses have been by a margin of 13+. 
  • The Panthers have won 10 of their past 12 games at Accor Stadium.
  • The Rabbitohs have conceded over 28.5 points in 5 of 7 games this season.
  • Brian To’o has scored 10 tries in 10 games at Accor Stadium.

Head to Head 


Souths and Penrith shared the spoils in two early season matches last year. Penrith got a 6-point win in round 2 and the Rabbits returned the favour with a 2-point win in round 8.

The Rabbitohs and the Panthers have faced each other a lot in the past 5 season with Penrith winning 10 of 13 matches since the beginning of the 2019 season. 

South Sydney Rabbitohs Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
1-40-53-2

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
-54.75-21-30-3

Where do you start with the Rabbits at the moment? They are a real shambles with all the talent they have on paper going up in smoke on the field. Something drastic needs to be done and it must be on the horizon. 

South conceded 54 points to the storm on the weekend which takes their season average to 35.71 opposition points per game, which is over  a converted try more than the Titans who conceded the next-most points. The Rabbitohs are also one of three teams that allow their opposition to run for over 1500 metres per game as they also ranked in the bottom-two in linebreaks conceded as well. 

It is no surprise that it is only the Gold Coast that has lost more games 13+ than what South Sydney has done this season.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team News


Taane Milne will be suspended for two weeks with Izaac Thompson coming in on the wing. 

Tom Burgess drops to the bench with Davvy Moale partnering Keaon Koloamatangi in the front row.

South Sydney Rabbitohs Team List 


1. Jye Gray 
2. Jacob Gagai
3. Jack Wighton
4. Isaiah Tass
5. Izaac Thompson 
6. Cody Walker
7. Dean Hawkins
8. Keaon Koloamatangi
9. Damien Cook
10. Davvy Moale
11. Michael Chee Kam
12. Jacob Host
13. Cam Murray

Interchange
14. Peter Mamouzelos
15. Siliva Havili
16. Tom Burgess
17. Jai Arrow

Reserves
18. Tallis Duncan
19. Sean Keppie
20. Liam Le Blanc
21. Dion Teaupa
22. Adam Christensen

Penrith Panthers Form Analysis & Betting Trends


Recent Form
Last 5 W/LLast 5 ATSLast 5 O/U
4-13-23-2

2024 Betting Trends
$10 MLOver/Under1-1213+
6.734-33-12-1

The Panthers had a nervous finish to their round 8 match against the Cowboys, putting a 24-4 lead under pressure in the final 20 minutes of the match after letting the North Queensland run in three unanswered tries in the second half, escaping with a 26-20 victory.

The first half performance was immaculate from Penrith, executing in clinical fashion with the return of Nathan Cleary, denying the Cowboys with their goalline defence facing 50 tackles inside their 20m in the match and taking their chances at the other end of the field. 

Despite a second half slip against the Cows, Penrith’s defence and control of territory is still the backbone of their success and with the return of the creative master in the halves we can expect Penrith to begin to put together some blowout margins against easier competition. 

Penrith Panthers Team News


Sunia Turuva replaces Paul Alamoti as promised by Ivan Cleary. Moses Leota returns from injury and Lindsay Smith will rejoin the bench.

Liam Hnery drops out of the side with Mavrik Geyer keeping his spot.

Penrith Panthers Team List


1. Dylan Edwards
2. Sunia Turuva
3. Izack Tago
4. Taylan May
5. Brian To'o
6. Jarome Luai
7. Nathan Cleary
8. Moses Leota
9. Mitch Kenny
10. James Fisher-Harris
11. Luke Garner
12. Liam Martin
13. Isaah Yeo

Interchange
14. Daine Laurie
15. Lindsay Smith
16. Matthew Eisenhuth
17. Mavrik Geyer

Reserves
18. Jack Cole
19. Paul Alamoti
20. Brad Schneider
21. Preston Riki
22. Tyrone Peachey

South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 9 FAQ’s

How to watch South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 9?

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How to buy tickets to South Sydney Rabbitohs vs Penrith Panthers NRL 2024 Round 9?

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Verdict

Penrith will put on a clinic and cover the 15-5–point line while racking up a score over 28.5 points to also go over their Team Total.
 
Brian To’o is playing his best footy and will cross for his eleventh try in as many matches at Accor.
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